Saturday, January 07, 2006

Spinach and Avocado Salad

One of my favorite recipes that I came up with is this spinach and avocado with black olives salad. It's so easy to make but the key lies in the dressing. I found what is now my favorite vinaigrette ever, Trader Joe's Champagne Pear Vinaigrette. It's a wondefully savory vinaigrette with small chunks of gorgonzala cheese. You can find the vinaigrette it in the refrigerator section of your local Trader Joe's store. This salad is enough for two large helpings and it can be easily doubled.


  • 1/2 bag spinach (the kind that is already clean and washed)
  • 1 large tomato (or 2 small), seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 2 ripe avocado, cut into cubes
  • 2 to 3 TBSP. Trader Joe's Champagne Pear Vinaigrette
  • Handful of pine nuts (optional)

Add half of the spinach bag into your serving bowl. Then simply add the remaining ingredients, except the vinaigrette. Toss gently until combined. Add the vinaigrette and toss gently again before serving. Sprinkle a few pine nuts onto each serving.

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